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Carl attended grammar school at Holy Ghost Catholic School, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin and graduated from LORAS ACADEMY in 1948. He went on in 1952 to receive a degree in accounting from LORAS COLLEGE. While at Loras he lettered in four sports and received Little All American honors for football. In 2012, Carl was inducted into the Loras College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Carl entered the U.S. Army in 1952 serving two years in the Audit Corp. From 1953 to 1962, he owned and managed feed mills in New Vienna and Bankston. In 1962 he began THRUPUT Terminals which he operated and then sold in 1975. From 1975 to 1980 he was vice president of Continental Grain Corporation, in charge of their transportation division.
In 1981 Burbach became a self-employed, full time land developer in the Dubuque area and southwest Wisconsin. He also served at times as a consultant to Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). He was a member of the founding committee of the Western Dubuque School District.